Peer Review Proses

Penamas maintains the standards of peer review while increasing the efficiency of the process.

All research articles published in Penamas are subject to double blind review, key characteristics of which are listed below:

  • All research articles are reviewed by at least three suitably qualified experts.
  • All publication decisions are made by the Editor in chief and the Editorial boards on the basis of the reviews provided
  • Members of the editorial boards and reviewers give insight, advice and guidance to the Editors-in-Chief generally and to assist decision making on specific submissions
  • The Editor in chief and  Editorial Assistants provide the administrative support that allows Penamas to maintain the integrity of peer review process

Peer review of novel submissions:

Articles submitted to Penamas will be fully peer reviewed by at least three appropriately qualified experts in the field selected by the Editor-in-Chief. The Editor-in-Chief or a designated member of the Editorial Board will then decide whether to accept, reject or request revisions based on the reviews and comments received.

Editors will decide whether each submission reports well-conducted research with conclusions supported by the data presented in the paper. Assessments of priority will not be a factor in decision-making, but all papers must make an incremental or novel addition to the literature. After a 4-week review period, the author is informed of the results and provided with an opportunity to respond.